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Public Hearing on Impact Fees, February 2, 2017

Published: 01/18/2017 - Planning & Community Development Announcements

The Manchester Planning Board will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the Manchester Zoning Ordinance regarding the impact fee ordinance and impact fee schedules.  The public hearing will be held during a regular meeting of the Manchester Planning Board, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. on February 2, 2017.  

Please see the following links for documents relevant to the public hearing:

Proposed Changes to the Manchester Zoning Ordinance

Fire Impact Fee Basis of Assessment

School Impact Fee Basis of Assessment

 

 

Snow Emergency tonight Tues. 01/17/2017 from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am Wednesday 01/18/2017. No parking...

Published: 01/17/2017 11:05 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Public Works Director is declaring a SNOW EMERGENCY that will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017 until 6:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017. Upon declaration of a Snow Emergency, any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Look for the blinking strobe ligh...

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Curbside Christmas Tree Collection

Published: 01/06/2017 9:17 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Please be advised that January 9 through 13 is the second and last week of curbside Christmas Tree collection. Collection is the same day as your trash/recycling pickup. All ornamentation, including tinsel, must be removed. No artificial trees are accepted. Residential permit-holders may dispose...

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Public Meeting to discuss two Rail Trail & Bike/Pedestrian connections on Jan. 4, 2017 at 6:3...

Published: 01/03/2017 8:47 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Community Message

The Public is invited to attend a Local Concerns Meeting on January 4th, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Manchester Public Works building located at 475 Valley Street in Manchester, NH for discussion of two Rail Trail/Bike and Pedestrian connection projects in Manchester. The City’s consultant, VHB will be ...

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2017 Planning & Community Development Department Calendar

Published: 01/03/2017 - Planning & Community Development Announcements

The calendar, which includes Planning Board meetings and deadlines, Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings, Conservation Commision meetings, and Heritage Commission meetings, is available here.

Manchester Parks and Recreation January Newsletter

Published: 01/01/2017 12:01 AM - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Here is our January Newsletter! The newsletter contains current projects and programs that the department is working on.  Enjoy!

Overnight parking restrictions have been lifted for the New Year Holiday

Published: 12/30/2016 10:10 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Public Works Director is waiving the City's Overnight Winter Parking Ban (odd/even) from Saturday, December 31, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017 This waiver will be withdrawn in the event that there is a Snow Emergency declared. At that time all vehicles will be required to be removed fr...

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Mindful Living at any Age. Monday January 30th at 11:30 PM. Fee is a $2.00 dollar donation and includes a snack.

Published: 12/30/2016 - Senior Services

Cecilia Howard, workshop leader, will be presenting ways for you to incorporate aspects of mindfulness into daily living as a means to improve concentration and focus, decrease stress and anxiety, while feeling in control of your health and well being. This workshop is to help you develop a greater sense of ease with the effects aging can have on both body and mind. Snacks will be provided.

Snow Emergency tonight Thursday 12/29/2016 from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am Friday 12/30/2016. No parkin...

Published: 12/29/2016 8:46 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Public Works Director is declaring a SNOW EMERGENCY that will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016 until 6:00 a.m. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016. Upon declaration of a Snow Emergency, any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Look for the blinking strobe l...

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Normal trash collection is scheduled for Monday, January 2, 2017.

Published: 12/28/2016 2:44 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Residents will not have delays in trash pick up for the New Year Holiday. There WILL be normal trash service on Monday, January 2, 2017. Please contact the Department of Public Works if you have any questions. 603-624-6444.

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Donate Clothing and Textiles at the Drop Off Facility

Published: 12/27/2016 3:03 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Community Message

The Department of Public Works has partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation to provide Manchester residents and businesses an easy way to donate clothes, shoes, linens, drapes and other textiles. Donations support the more than 65 million people in the world living with epilepsy. They are tax-deductib...

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Overnight parking restrictions have been lifted for the Christmas Holiday

Published: 12/22/2016 2:13 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Public Works Director is waiving the City's Overnight Winter Parking Ban (odd/even) from Thursday, December 22nd through Monday, December 26th. This waiver will be withdrawn in the event that there is a Snow Emergency declared. At that time all vehicles will be required to be removed from the...

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Searching for Summer Lifeguards

Published: 12/20/2016 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

We are starting our search for 2017 summer lifeguards.  If you are an experienced swimmer, will be 17 years of age by the summer and either have your lifeguard certification or are able to obtain one, please call 624-6444.

See flyer for more information: Summer Lifeguards.

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Published: 10/04/2016 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The state of New Hampshire recently confirmed that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect from Asia that has killed millions of ash trees nationwide, has been found in Manchester, joining a growing list of New Hampshire towns.  In an effort to slow the spread of this insect, the state has issued a quarantine on the movement of all ash materials, as well as all hardwood firewood and wood chips, coming out of and through Hillsborough, Rockingham, Belknap, and Merrimack counties.  The Merrimack county quarantine has been in effect since 2013. 

 

Please visit http://nhbugs.org/emerald-ash-borer for specific quarantine details.  This website also contains information concerning many aspects of EAB, including how to identify it and what options you have to protect your ash trees..

To report evidence of EAB, please call either:

  • NH Division of Forests & Lands – (603) 271-2214
  • Pierra Siegart, State Entomologist – (603) 271-2561
  • Manchester Division of Parks, Recreation, & Cemeteries – (603) 624-6444 x5350

Voluntary Conservation of Outdoor Water Use amid Extreme Regional Drought Conditions

Published: 09/27/2016 10:00 AM - Water Works News

Due to the extended dry conditions brought on by the lack of precipitation, Manchester Water Works (MWW) is requesting customers to voluntarily restrict the use of water outdoors. We also ask that customers exercise water conservation measures indoors.

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City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Published: 09/14/2016 - Health Announcements

City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize For Efforts that Give All Residents the Chance to Thrive

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes the City of Manchester, NH for Weaving a Culture of Health throughout the Community’s Fabric

Manchester, NH (September 14, 2016) Manchester is one of seven winners of the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to health. The Prize honors communities for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Manchester is being nationally recognized for bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health, drawing especially on the wisdom, voice, and experience of residents themselves. Chosen from nearly 200 applicant communities across the country, Manchester’s award winning efforts include its response to the emerging opioid and heroin epidemic—which has successfully mobilized first responders, community organizations, and health care providers to connect residents with critical treatment services. When over half of the City’s school children became enrolled in free and reduced meals, city leaders in partnership with residents worked to transform schools in the city’s most socioeconomically disadvantaged areas into neighborhood health and education hubs. Former textile mills have been converted into high-tech spaces and outdoor recreation areas, spurring economic growth and providing more opportunities for physical activity. Funders are collaboratively investing in new ways to bring projects to scale.

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Come Learn to Skate with the Southern NH Skating Club at JFK Coliseum!

Published: 09/09/2016 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The Southern NH Skating Club offers Learn to Skate programs for ages 2.9 to 102 years old!  Whether a future figure skater or competitive hockey player, they take great care in providing skaters with the proper techniques to achieve success.

The 2016-2017 season begins October 1!

The programs are offered at the JFK Coliseum in Manchester.  The schedule is:

     -Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

     -Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

The programs run throughout the year and new skaters are always welcome.

About SNHSC

The Southern NH Skating Club has been providing high quality skating instruction for more than 50 years.  Founded in 1964, the club has provided lessons to beginning through competitive levels in basic skills, freestyle, ice dancing, hockey skating, and United States Figure Skating (USFS) Learn to Skate programs.  The full staff of professional coaches is registrerd with USFS and the Professional Skaters Association. 

Get Information

To get more informatino about ice times, costs, and to sign up, you can e-mail snhsc@yahoo.com or leave a message at 603-485-6144.

 

 

 

Public Boat Launches on Lake Massabesic will not be allowing trailer boat launching!

Published: 08/22/2016 12:13 AM - Water Works News

Important Notice!

CONTACT:

Manchester Water Works: 603-624-6482

Garret Graaskamp (NHFG): 603-271-1748

August 22, 2016

 

Massabesic Lake - Manchester Water Works Trailer Ramps Closed Due to Low Water Levels

 

Auburn, N.H. – New Hampshire Fish and Game was informed today that the Manchester Water Works are temporarily closing the two public ramps they control for trailered-boat access to Lake Massabesic until further notice.  The ramps are located on (1) Manchester (Candia) Road near the Fair Haven Church and (2) Chester Road (Route 121) near the Auburn Town Offices.  NH Fish and Game does not have any ramps on Lake Massabesic.

 

Please note that the two ramps remain open for canoe and kayak access, along with the Dear Neck access which is a cartop only site. 

 

The ramps are closed because drought conditions have severely lowered the lake water elevation creating potential water quality concerns to this public water supply as the ramps now do not extend to the water’s edge.  The ramps will remain closed until further notice. 

 

For the latest information about these three access sites, please contact the Manchester Water Works directly during business hours at: 603-624-6482.

 

New Hampshire's Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds.  Fish and Game's Facilities Construction and Lands Division acquires land for public water access sites, refurbishes existing sites and builds new public boat access areas.  For more information on boating access locations in NH visit http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/maps/boatfish/index.html

Renovations at City Hall kick off July 5, 2016.

Published: 06/29/2016 - City Clerk Announcements

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Public Notice - Watershed Management Plan

Published: 05/24/2016 - Water Works News

PUBLIC NOTICE
MANCHESTER WATER WORKS
The Manchester Water Works will be conducting two Public Meetings to receive comments on the Watershed Management Plan prepared for Lake Massabesic. The Watershed Management Plan is an update of the 1999 Watershed Management Plan. The Public Meetings will be conducted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Manchester Water Works Water Treatment Plant located at 1581 Lake Shore Road in Manchester, NH. PDF copies of the Watershed Management Plan are available on CD at the Manchester Water Works Treatment Plant. A desktop copy of the Watershed Management Plan will be available at the meeting.

For more information contact: David Miller, P.E., DMiller@manchesternh.gov or 624-6482.

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Timber Cutting In Auburn to address Red Pine Scale Insect Infestation in New Hampshire

Published: 11/30/2015 - Water Works News

The Manchester Water Works will be removing stands of Red Pine Timber over the next five years in response to the eminent threat of severe mortality by the invasive Red Pine Scale Insect.  This insect has caused widespread devastation throughout New England over the last fifty years and has recently arrived in New Hampshire and has had a profound impact.  The Manchester Water Works has been working with NH Forest Health Specialist to determine a course of action.  This has resulted in the careful planning to remove all Red Pine Trees on the Massabesic Watershed Properties.  The specific cutting equipment selected for harvest is intended to protect the remaining large and especially small trees and to prepare a seedbed for new regeneration and growth of seedlings and saplings.  The layout and design of these harvest operations will utilize State of New Hampshire Best Management Practice for Erosion Control.  The Red Pine Stands exist in around 20 separate tree stands totaling around 400 acres and the plan is to cut about 80 acres per year over the next four years (80 acres were cut in 2014).

Further Reading

Red Pine Poster

Red Pine Scale Presentation

 

Traffic Alert -Dash To The Palace 5K - Saturday, 6/27/15 at 9am

Published: 06/26/2015 - General Announcements

The Manchester Police Department would like to advise the public that the Dash To The Palace 5K will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015. The race will begin at 9:00am and the course is as follows;

  • Start on Hanover St @ Nutfield Ln
  • North on Elm St to Clark St
  • East on Clark St to Ray St
  • South on Ray St to Appleton St
  • West on Appleton St to Chestnut St
  • South on Chestnut St to Hanover St
  • West on Hanover St to Finish.

Hanover St will be closed from Chestnut St to Elm St to allow for this event beginning at 8:00am. Both Elm St and Chestnut St will remain open for the race but traffic will be restricted to one lane for north bound traffic on Elm St and one lane for south bound traffic on Chestnut St. Although both Elm St and Chestnut St will remain open during the race, any traffic attempting to cross either of these streets will be asked to wait until a break in the race will allow them to safely cross the roadway without interfering with the racers.

As always, please enjoy your weekend and drive safely.

Submitted by Sergeant Vincent - Traffic Unit

Environment Protection Division - Deduct Meter Program

Published: 06/02/2015 - Water Works News

For you convenience Effective June 1, 2015 Manchester Water Works will be taking application and payment (Cash or check only) for EPD's deduct meter program at our office on 281 Lincoln Street during our regular business hours.  Final eligibility decisions will continue to be made by EPD staff and specific questions should be directed to them.  More Information!

Manchester Water Works Service Line Protection Plan

Published: 10/23/2014 2:00 PM - Water Works News

Manchester Water Works Introduces
Our Cost-Saving
Service Line Protection Plan

Did you know that you own the water service line from your property line into your home?  Many people are surprised when they learn that they own and are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the water service line from your property line into your home. We know you have received at least two solicitations this year alone proposing to protect you against expenses due to such a leak.

MWW is prepared to handle the leak in your water service.… including:  Expenses related to repair work  such as costs to shut off your water service; hiring a contractor to replace or repair your leaking water service line; patching your driveway and re-sodding your lawn and turning your service back on assuring a tight repair.

Leave it to us… Make just one call and have Manchester Water Works take care of it. Save yourself the inconvenience and potentially thousands of dollars in repairs by enrolling today in the Manchester Water Works Service Line Protection Plan!

Homeowner’s Insurance isn’t the answer…  Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover the cost of repairing or replacing water service lines and, even if it did, there’s typically a large deductible that must be paid first. Now, there is a simple way to avoid costly repairs to your water service line. Enroll in the Manchester Water Works Service Line Protection Plan and gain peace of mind knowing that if you suddenly have a leak, Manchester Water Works will take care of everything.

Guaranteed for an the introductory price of $75… Enroll in the Service Line Protection Plan and Manchester Water Works will take care of the repair and replacement of your leaking water service connection from the property line up to your shut off valve in the basement. If you have a leak from your water service, just call us, and we’ll handle it – for the low cost of just $75 annually. Our authorized service person will be dispatched to your home to take care of the problem.

Peace of Mind...  It’s easy to see why the Service Line Protection Plan is such a great value. Enroll Today! Enrolling in the Service Line Protection Plan is easy. You can pay the $75 annual fee by check, money order, or add it to your regular water bill. To enroll, call our customer service number at 1-603-624-6494 or on-line Enroll today, and you’ll never have to worry about expensive water line repairs again.

Eligibility… To be eligible for the Service Line Protection coverage, you must own or have a written legal responsibility and authority to provide maintenance for the water service line (and associated parts) to your residential dwelling (up to 2 unit multi-family). Customers on private lines are not eligible. The service line can be no greater than one (1) inch in diameter and must conform to the design standards of MWW’s Rules and Regulations. MWW reserves the right to deny plan coverage for any reason.

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Sign Up Today for Service Line Protection! Call 1-603-624-6494

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